***I am not a health professional. I have no idea what is best for you. I can’t and don’t intend to give health advice to anyone. Please check with your doctor before starting a new supplement or changing your diet or starting a new activity.***
Quick rewind: I capped off the first 14 days of weight loss celebrating my victory of losing 9 lbs. It felt so good to finally be on my way to a healthier and fitter me. Then came total frustration.
My scale stayed basically THE SAME FOR 9 DAYS STRAIGHT! There were days I worked really hard at trying to make it move. It seemed no matter how much I analyzed and obsessed about what I was doing right or wrong, the scale would not budge.
I enlisted the help of some of my fitter friends. I received nearly identical advice from every person. They all said they had experienced the same dreaded thing…..coming to a sudden stand-still, regardless of how ‘good’ you are being. They also encouraged me with a new perspective.
Plateaus are something to push against. They help you climb up to the next level. It is a resting spot to help your body adjust. They do not last forever.
Plateaus make you feel like you are going against the current and it would be easier to just give in. When progress is suspended we look for reasons to quit. You have to ignore the nag of it and ‘ just keep swimming’.
So far I had used ketone shake supplements, intermittent fasting and aimed for low carb eating to lose the first 9 lbs. It was nearly effortless. The ketone shakes help by jump starting my body into fat burning mode every day. They also curb cravings and appetite. However, they are not a cure-all magic pill.
Regardless of the path you choose to get fit, moving your body matters. I needed to find something to help me move more.
I went to Dick’s Sporting Goods and bought a Garmin GPS watch with a step counter. It comes with a free app to track my activity, weight and sleep. Seeing an overall correlation of my steps going up and my weight going down increases my motivation to move frequently.
This morning I was rewarded with a new lower number on the scale. I am officially down 9.8 lbs. All of my recent weigh in pics are below.
I persevered through my plateau and I am winning! Wherever you are on your path to being healthy and fit, I hope you are happy with your progress.